Idea Books is like my teen dream library. It takes you back to a time before the internet and smart phones when you traded foreign fashion magazines by the pool with your best friend and learned about art from your dad’s weird book shelves. Ironically it is through the web that these Dover Street Market based superbook sellers can now share their rare finds with the rest of the world. Follow them on Instagram for a daily reminder of the times before Instagram, or to buy an amazing new book (or ten) @ideabooksltd
Sacha photograph from Women on Women. 1978 superbook
Mark Borthwick Synthetic Voices. 1998 superbook of anti-fashion fun.
Chloe Sevigny, Camille Bidault Waddington, Terry Richardson. From the Overly Chloe issue 26 / 2007 issue of Self Service
Rineke Dijkstra from the 2005 Portraits book
Ritz Newspaper, 1979
Raf Simons, Teenage Summercamp, 1997
Almost Grown by Joseph Szabo, 1978.
Discology. Japan’s best/only new wave disco superbook
Bruce Weber 1986, Rio de Janeiro
1978 Japanese published book of everything Louis Vuitton
Yves Saint Laurent, Helmut Newton issue of Queen from 1968.
WOW1. Purple Night. Issue 1. c2007
Lonsdale. Skinhead Girl. 1988.
Alessandro Mendini Progetto Infelice, 1983
Ettore Sottsass 1987. From the Esercizi / Exercises book of 2001
1968 Ettore Sottsass special issue of the Japanese Space Design Journal
Karl Lagerfeld Memphis in Monte Carlo apartment. This from the great LIST magazine of 2000
Posters from the perfect Saul Bass & Associates book
Issey Miyake by Tadanori Yokoo catalogue from Okanoyama Museum of Art, 1985